Ad Astra Aviator Podcasts.

An initiative by AFA and AFA NSW to capture the recollections and experiences of both retired and serving Air Force personnel.

Project Manager: Peter Ring. [email protected]

Gareth McCray OAM
Interviewer:
Gareth McCray OAM
Peter Kukura
Sound Engineer:
Peter Kukura

Group Captain Jason (Easty) Easthope. Flying Fast Jets Since He Was 19, and still going fast.


Wing Commander (ret) Don Pollock. Tales of Wallaby Airlines, Vietnam


Air Commodore Chris Sawade CSC. A Man Of Many Talents


Air Commodore Chris Beatty DFC AFC - A Notable Flying Career


Group Captain Peter (Spike) Davies CSC. Air Defence Controller. Chief of Staff, Air Combat Group


Air Chief Marshal Sir Angus Houston AK, AFC (Ret’d): Reflections


Air Marshal Geoff Brown AO Reflections. Chief of Air Force July 2011 to July 2015


Air Vice Marshal (ret) Bob Richardson AO AFC. 5000 hours in 25 RAAF, Army and foreign military aircraft.


Listen to the reflections of Air Marshal "Leo" Davies, AO, CSC retired Chief of the Royal Australian Air Force.


AVM DAVE ROGERS AM (Ret). Sabres, Phantoms, F111s, Hornet Project Manager. That's enough for any one person..


Group Captain Terry Wilson, AM AFC. Fighter Pilot, Helicopter Pilot: Keen On All Things Aviation


Warrant Officer Gerry Mapstone OAM. A sometimes dangerous but thrilling life.


Air Commodore Nick Osborne. Is He a Kiwi? Is He an Aussie? Doesn't Matter!


Air Vice Marshal Joe Vinny Iervasi AM CSC. Very Committed to People and Leadership


Air Commodore Ben Sleeman, CSC, DSM. Loved Flying the F18 Hornet


Michael Lee, Avid Military Historian, Anzac Memorial Hyde Park


Ian Woods: “Funny how life turns out. PER ARDUA AD ASTRA.”


Wing Commander (ret) Chris Mirow: I looked down and thought, this isn’t bloody right!!


Peter Armstrong. Sometimes the Sound of an Iroquois Could Mean the Difference Between Life and Death


Ray Seaver: Korean War Fighter Pilot Extraordinaire


Squadron Leader (ret) Peter Bradford. Has a lot of Heart for Hueys


Brad Manera, War History Guru. Senior Historian and Curator, Anzac Memorial, Hyde Park, Sydney.


ANZAC Day 2022: Oratory


Wing Commander Huck Ennis DFC. Horses, Birddogs, Fighters


Captain Peter Collins, AM, RFD, QC, RANR, Leader of the Opposition in NSW Legislative Assembly 4 April 1995 to 8 December 1998.


Wing Commander (ret'd) Peter Bennetts - Air Traffic Control: A Vital Part of our Air Power Operability


A Hosed Down Pete Nuske: Last Flight Vietnam. An Air Force Man. of Many Talents and Many Adventures


the Hon David Elliott MP  NSW Parliament.  Minister Veterans Affairs and Transport


Al Taylor: Flying is in his Blood. Fighter Pilot Extraordinaire.


Wing Commander (ret) John Landale AFC: Maths Teacher. Top Shelf Helicopter Pilot. Systems Analyst


Pete Spurgin. A life of Variety. Fighter Combat Instructor. Malaysia, Thailand, Sinai, Careflight


Paul McLeod. Intelligence Officer. Lots of Angles to his Career.


Warrant Officer Ken Robertson. OAM. One of the Warrant Officer Catalysts that are so Important to Communication across All Ranks


Wing Commander (ret) Sandy Main. The Challenging, Exciting and Sometimes Dangerous Life of a Chopper Pilot.


Wing Commander (ret) Jack Lynch MBE. A Life of Front Line Aviation


“Dick” Cresswell DFC - 1920 to 2006. WW2 and Korean War Fighter Pilot


Wing Commander (retired) Ken Mitchell, DFC. He flew Big Beasts, Fast Beasts and Slower Little Beasts


Wing Commander Ruth Taylor: an extraordinary life in the Australian Air Force


David Robson. Fighter Pilot, Vietnam Veteran, Test Pilot, Author and Artist.


Richard Kelloway‘s Adventures: Sabres, Mirages, Birddogs and F111s, and others........


Bert Milne. Its just the way your Mum puts your hat on


David Pietsch AM. Fighter Pilot: Sabre. Mirage. F18.


Ken Semmler - Happy RAAF Veteran of Many Adventures, Now amongst the Grape Vines.


Bruce Mouatt. Fighter Combat Instructor and Bronco Forward Air Controller Vietnam


The Life of Norm Goodall. Fighters, Gunships, Around the World Sailor. Cattle Farmer. Motor Sport Competitor


Flight Sergeant Marion Hamilton: Loves an Adventure and Physical Challenges


Sergeant Paul Gallaway. Air Force Enthusiast and Motivated Technician


Phil Frawley. Guinness World Records: Oldest Active Fighter Pilot


My Life, My Air Force. Bernie Nebenfuhr


Fortunate Life. Steve Low. AM Fighter Pilot, Aerobatic Team, Farmer, Past Mayor of Dungog,


Barry Kelly. Highlights of a life: F18 Hornets , US Aircraft Carrier Pilot, Low Level Displays, Cathay Pacific and Wedgetails


Bronwyn Marchant - Public Affairs Office, Air Combat Group


Truckie Carr: High Points (and low) of My Flying Life.


Louise Burr. Australian Air Force Airfield (Civil) Engineer


Bob Redman CSC MID. Reflects on life in Vietnam, Flying Instruction and Test Pilot.


Sir Roden Cutler, VC, AK, KCMG, KCVO, CBE


John Quaife AM Air Vice Marshal (ret) Talks about Our Australian Air Force


John Stephens - Building a Replica Sopwith Camel


The Adventures of Bob Treloar AO - Huey and Fast Jet Driver


Leading Aircraftman Michael Crapella serving at 2 Operational Conversion Unit, Williamtown as an Aircraft Technician


Lesley Gent OAM - RAAF Family Energetic Wife


Wing Commander (ret) Matt Hall Fighter Pilot and Champion Red Bull Air Racer


Wing Commander Grant Burr - Still Flying at Supersonic Speeds and Still Loving It


John Kindler AO, AFC Air Vice Marshal (ret) - Ejected twice from Mirage aircraft; 1972 and 1982


Ron Haack- Moments in my life as a Air Force Test Pilot.


Sergeant Grant Biles - Hornet Aircraft Technician


Flight Lieutenant Em. F18 Fighter Pilot


WW2 Sister Joan LOUTIT, 2nd M.A.E.T.U. (Medical Air Evacuation Unit) R.A.A.F.


F-35A Lightning II Wing Commander Darren Clare


Wing Commander (ret) Jim Treadwell AFC OAM, Meteors, Sabres, Mirages.


A Chance in a Million - Related by Pete Ring & Col Tomlinson


Doctor Ron Houghton, WW 2 Bomber Pilot